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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Pentastirini

Oliarus - Cixiid planthopper - Melanoliarus Cixiid planthopper - Melanoliarus UNK insect - Melanoliarus hopper - Melanoliarus Oecleus? Male? - Melanoliarus - male Planthopper - Melanoliarus Oliaronus tontonus Melanoliarus slossonae
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Hemiptera (True Bugs, Cicadas, Hoppers, Aphids and Allies)
Suborder Auchenorrhyncha (True Hoppers)
Infraorder Fulgoromorpha
Superfamily Fulgoroidea (Planthoppers)
Family Cixiidae (Cixiid Planthoppers)
Subfamily Cixiinae
Tribe Pentastirini
Explanation of Names
Pentastirini Emeljanov 1971
~55 spp. in 4 genera in our area (most in Melanoliarus)(1)